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The entire Massachusetts AFL-CIO community mourns the loss of Worcester Firefighter, Lieutenant Jason Menard, who died heroically in the line of duty last night, saving residents trapped in a three

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October 3, 2019: By unanimous consent of over 200 delegates to the 2019 Massachusetts AFL-CIO Biennial Constitutional Convention, Steven A.

STRIKE ALERT:

As of 1pm on Thursday April 11th, 31,000 Stop & Shop workers, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), across New England are on strike.  Stop & Shop’s foreign-owned parent company reported more than $2 billion in profits last year. Yet Stop & Shop is proposing drastic cuts to the wages and benefits that its workers and their families depend on to live.

STIRKE ALERT: As of 1pm, Thursday April 11th 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England are on strike! Despite multi-billion-dollar profits, the company is attempting to enforce takebacks that hurt workers and their families. Stand in solidarity and remind your friends and family not to cross the picket.

Head to your nearest Stop & Shop and show our union family in UFCW support! Grab a sign and hold the line!

In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2—92 days longer—to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Tuesday that President Trump must reopen talks with Canada and Mexico to tighten enforcement provisions in a proposed North American trade deal, casting renewed doubt on prospects for congressional ratification of the accord.

APRIL 01, 2019 - The Boston Globe 

When an organization has “transparency” as part of its mission statement, it should walk the walk, no? It should actually be transparent.

However, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance — which has not been shy about weighing in on political issues and candidates — has been anything but transparent about the source of its funds. And with the setting up of a separate nonprofit — a further buffer against any kind of openness — it is now headed for the hypocrites hall of fame.

“I’m not anti-union, but I don’t really think we need them, right?” said Double Fine head Tim Schafer while hosting yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. “We’re all great here and in this show. No one here is union and...” Then the stage lights went out.

“Oh, right,” said Schafer after the lights went out. “Except for the lighting crew. I forgot they’re all union.”

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.